Saturday Review of Books: July 28, 2007

Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.”
Hilaire Belloc

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Now post a link here to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

1. Carrie (How People Grow)
2. Anne (For the Love of God)
3. 3M (The Top Ten)
4. DHM (Seasons of a Family\’s Life)
5. Carrie K. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
6. Carrie K. (Emma/Sense & Sensibility)
7. Lynne (Imperium)
8. Lynne (Forever, Erma)
9. Joy (The face of Death)
10. Laura (Gate of the Sun)
11. Literary Feline (Death\’s Acre)
12. Literary Feline (February Flowers)
13. Literary Feline (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
14. Melanie (Sonnet Lover & Season of Storms)
15. Tasses (Deathly Hallows – Was There Anything Else This Week?
16. Musings of a Lady (clearblueskye)
17. Debi (Terminal Condition)
18. gautami tripathy (Man\’s Search for Meaning)
19. gautami tripathy (One)
20. gautami tripathy (Marie Antoinette-The Journey)
21. SG/Sandra (Five Children and It)
22. Just One More Book! Podcast (The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell)
23. Barbara H. (Sweet Dreams Drive by Robin Lee Hatcher)
24. Barbara H. (Scrap Everything by Leslie Gould
25. Jane-Much Ado (Lives Turned Upside Down)
26. Carol (Penny Plain)
27. Amy(Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows-No spoilers)
28. Amy(When Crickets Cry)
29. Amy(Winter Birds)
30. Carol (Going Somewhere)
31. Clean Reads (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
32. Semicolon (Feed)
33. Julie (Tail of Emily WIndsnap)
34. Bonnie (The Mysteries of the Middle Ages)
35. Janie (Polycarp)
36. Jennifer, Snapshot (The Guy Not Taken)
37. Janie (The Contemplative Pastor)
38. violet (Every Secret Thing)
39. Framed (The Path Between the Seas)
40. Framed (harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows)
41. Framed (The Lincoln Lawyer)
42. SFP (A Dead Language)
43. Jennifer(Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows- Spoilers)
44. At A Hen\’s Pace (The Egypt Game, w/ my daughter)
45. Mt Hope Academy (Down the Garden Path)
46. 5 Min for Books (Here for You: Mother Daughter Bond)
47. Becky (Tasting the Sky)
48. Becky (Love Is A Many Trousered Thing)
49. Becky (AngelMonster)
50. Becky (Exploits of a Reluctant Hero)
51. Becky (At the Firefly Gate)
52. Becky (Grief Girl)
53. Becky (SSSh: The Great Cape REscue)
54. Suzanne (Beowulf – Seamus Heany translation)
55. Becky (Fair Is the Rose)
56. Becky (Whence Came A Prince)
57. Nicola (Pure Dead Magic)
58. Nicola (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
59. BeckyB (Jumping the Scratch)
60. BeckyB (Clementine)
61. BeckyB (Tree of Red Stars)
62. The Autumn Rain (A Seed Is Sleepy; Today and Today)
63. Sycorax Pine (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)
64. Sycorax Pine (Sleepless Nights)
65. Christianity Today review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
66. Nymeth (Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic)
67. Nymeth (Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett)
68. Nymeth (The Adventures of Pinocchio)
69. The Old Coot (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – minor spoilers)
70. pussreboots (Basket Case)
71. Heidijane (The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music)
72. John Mutford (Earle Birney\’s “Fall By Fury”
73. Framed (Path Between the Seas)
74. Julia (Armageddon)
75. Ann (The Crowded Bed)
76. ChristineMM “The Thinking Mother” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
77. Wendy (Birds Without Wings)
78. karen (miscmum)
79. Jocelyn (Gentle\’s Holler)
80. Darla D (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows)
81. Darla D (Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross)
82. Darla D (13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson)
83. Shauna (William Henry Is a Fine Name)
84. Mo (Sullivan\’s Island)
85. Valentina (Weetzie Bat)
86. Lisa (The Storyteller\’s Daughter)
87. Alisia (Survival in Auschwitz)
88. Sam Houston (A Short History of Nearly Everything)
89. Sam Houston (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
90. Jill (List of Mysteries)
91. Robin (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
92. Sandy D. (The Hero and the Crown)
93. Amy(River Rising)

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Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking.

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Saturday Reviews: Alphabetical by Title. (an unfinished list)

Don’t forget to join in on the Saturday Review of Books Reading Challenge. I will be drawing a name from the challenge participants on the last day of July (next Tuesday) to receive a copy of my not-so-famous book, Picture Book Preschool, and a copy of Nancy Pearl’s Book Crush: For Kids and Teens—Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest. So if you didn’t win this week’s giveaway, you can still win by participating in my Saturday Review of Books Reading Challenge. It’s a little more work than just leaving a comment, but oh, so rewarding.

12 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: July 28, 2007

  1. I’ve joined the roundup for the first time this week. Thanks for hosting! But in my excitement, I forgot to paste in the exact URL which I had just copied. So to get to The Tail of Emily Windsnap, it’s (I’ll try again next week!)

  2. Thanks, once again, Sherry, for hosting this! Such a wonderful, wonderful idea!

  3. My first title completed for the Saturday Review Challenge is Five Children and It by E. Nesbit. It was originally recommended by Shauna at Shaunarumbling. Thanks Shauna!


  4. My submission this week is our chat about the absolute masterpiece, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, a heartbreaking, informative and respectful account of the 1975 tragedy. Enjoy!

    Thanks again Sherry!

  5. Wow, every time I come to Saturday Reviews there are more and more people. Great job Sherry, so glad you host this and the challenge!

  6. If John Buchan is a great author for boys to read (and he IS), his sister O. Douglas is a great author for girls. In my mind, she is a 20th century Jane Austen.

  7. In the same way that O Brother, Where Art Thou? is based on the Odyssey, Going Somewhere, A Dan and Bea Adventure is based on Dante’s Inferno. *Great* book.

  8. I still need to post my challenge entry, so now that I have a deadline, maybe I’ll actually do it!!

  9. I like it!
    I hope I can still add mine even if it Sunday and not Saturday!

  10. oops forgot to add the title of the review!!!

  11. Hi Sherry, I’ve added one of my reviews from last week…I’m not very consistent about linking my reviews here yet, but I do enjoy being able to quickly link and see what others are reading. Thanks for making that easy and fun to do.

  12. “The Hero and The Crown” is Robin McKinley’s wonderful 1985 Newbery winner. A YA fantasy classic.

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